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  1. The TrueHoop Network's award picks

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN.com writers and experts have weighed in on the end-of-year awards. The TrueHoop Network's bloggers have also voted and, huge thanks to Dan Feldman of PistonPowered, here are the findings (scoring explained below): Most Valuable Player Dwi...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Pete Thamel of The New York Times: "Kevin Durant, the tournament's most valuable player, scored 28 points to lead the United States to an 81-64 victory and its first world championship since 1994. In pounding his chest in celebration after two clutch...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Windhorst of The Plain Dealer: "The Cavaliers do indeed have a lot of depth and an impressive list of former All-Stars. But when there's trouble in a playoff game, it still is quite an advantage to have the Most Valuable Player on the roster. L...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  4. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer: "It's still hard to believe, Shaquille O'Neal in a Cavaliers uniform. Then there's LeBron James, the league's Most Valuable Player -- and he's yet to celebrate his 25th birthday. And there&#39...

    Blog | October 07, 2009
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News: "Since we entered the new millennium, only one player has won the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award, then earned a championship ring. Tim Duncan's second NBA Finals MVP trophy meant more to him on June...

    Blog | May 05, 2009
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: "The question remains how much longer those who cover the league will make LeBron James wait before the fifth-year swingman wins his first most valuable player award. The competition for the award this season is co...

    Blog | March 10, 2008
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Do the Cavaliers have to win 50 games for LeBron James to win the Most Valuable Player award? Brian Windhorst of The Akron Beacon Journal thinks so: "The Cavaliers are barely keeping their heads above water, heading toward the midpoint of the season ...

    Blog | January 14, 2008
  8. The MVP is in trouble

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Durant finally earns his first MVP award just as his Thunder wrestle with a blowout loss to the Clippers and emerging questions about their title chances....

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  9. LeBron James for Postseason MVP?

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says LeBron James has been the best player so far in the playoffs, so why is James second in Thorpe's playoff MVP rankings?...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  10. Calling the MVP race

    Henry Abbott

    The ESPN Forecast is overwhelmingly clear, and it's not looking good for LeBron James. But first, there's something to explain about an ox that lived a century ago....

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  11. Everybody loves Giannis

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe on why the young Buck, Giannis Antetokounmpo, is not just infectiously likable, but also has MVP-grade potential....

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  12. 25 under 25

    Henry Abbott

    Kawhi Leonard was a candidate for Finals MVP, and he's only 14th on the list of elite young NBA players compiled by ESPN Insiders David Thorpe, Kevin Pelton and Amin Elhassan. That means a lot of things, including that good times are ahead for the NB...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  13. TrueHoop TV: Summer Forecast picks an MVP

    Henry Abbott

    Our panel of voters says LeBron will win MVP again. Tom Haberstroh thinks it might go a little differently this time....

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  14. TrueHoop TV: Playoff MVP

    Henry Abbott

    The conference finals are upon us, and David Thorpe's weekly rankings of postseason MVPs continue. Last time we talked, Marc Gasol was on top, but there's a new sheriff in town. ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  15. TrueHoop TV: Thorpe's new playoff MVP

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe's latest postseason MVP rankings are posted (Insider). Stephen Curry doesn't top the list anymore. We discuss:...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  16. TrueHoop TV: MVP of the playoffs

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe has been ranking playoff MVPs (Insider). We discuss:...

    Blog | May 09, 2013